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Nearby images in Greece


A: ROLOI The Clock Tower of Rhodes

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 20 meters away

The clocktower is a byzantine structure that was originally built at the end of the 7th. century, and...

ROLOI   The Clock Tower of Rhodes

B: The Souleiman Mosque in Rhodes Island - Greece

by Iraklis Kavouklis, 40 meters away

The Souleiman Mosque in Rhodes Island - Greece

The Souleiman Mosque in Rhodes Island - Greece

C: Minas shop

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 60 meters away

One of the many souvenir shop at the Old town Of Rhodes. All along the Socratous street and the other...

Minas shop

D: Nikos Takis

by Sorry, 90 meters away

Nikos Takis

E: The Magister's Castle

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 100 meters away

Anice view of the medieval Magister's castle of the Old Town part of Rhodes. Was a very hot day. As y...

The Magister's Castle

F: Odos Sokratous

by Sorry, 110 meters away

Odos Sokratous

G: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights, Rhodes

by Gary Davies, 110 meters away

  Built in the 14th century at the acropolis of the medieval walled city of Rhodes, the Kastello as i...

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights, Rhodes

H: Grand _Magister_Palace_Rhodes_Greece

by Dimitri Kladogenis, 110 meters away

The palace was built in the early 14th century by the Knights of Rhodes, who controlled Rhodes and so...

Grand _Magister_Palace_Rhodes_Greece

J: Saint Antony door

by Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 170 meters away

After the Master D'Amboise door, is the second line of walls with the Saint Antony's door, down of th...

Saint Antony door

This panorama was taken in Greece, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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